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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wanted: Lost Socks

In my house, we have this increasing set of socks that have lost their mates.  They have taken up real estate on my dresser. I wanted to find a more appropriate place for them to hang out while they wait for their match. So I created this missing sock board/sign to hang in my laundry room.

This started out as a plain unfinished wooden plaque.  I found some scrapbook paper that I really like. I'd say that it goes with my laundry room decor, but my laundry "room" isn't so much a room as it is the stairway landing to the basement! Not much "decor" going on there!  The paper is My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found Two - Sunshine: Memories "Sweet".  I also got some acrylic paint to match. I painted the board with 2 coats of the paint to be certain it was covered.

I then cut the paper to fit. I inked the paper edges with Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  I also inked the edges of the wood to give it a more distressed and "old west" look. After all, it is a "wanted" sign!  I decoupaged the paper to the wood using some Mod Podge.

I cut the "WANTED" from brown vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo and adhered it to the sign.  I then gave everything a light coat of Mod Podge (hoping that helps to keep it in tip top shape for years to come!).

The clothes pins got a bit of the distress ink on the edges too. They are hot glued in place.  Now they hold the unmatched socks in need of a mate. Even the ones that are a bit worn and stained!  Talk about airing my dirty laundry! :)


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Friday, February 22, 2013


Today is a day of celebration over at Ideas For Scrapbookers, the blog that I co-own with Pam Callaghan.  We have reached our 1,000th post!!  Last week we went over 1 MILLION views!

To celebrate, we are giving away prizes!!  2 prizes to 2 of the lucky people that leave a comment here. Just tell us what your favorite post is and why. And you'll be in the running for one of these two prizes:
 A $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com. or the newly released GCD Studios paper pack Sunkissed by Heidi Sonboul.  Here's a peak at the paper pack:

 We'll chooser a winner from the comments left by midnight EST on February 27, so hop on over to Ideas For Scrapbookers and get entered to win!  And while you're there, check out the site, become a follower, or sign up to receive emails when there are new posts.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Deepest Sympathy

A sympathy card is one that you don't want to have to make. Yet they are so important. Especially when someone dear to you is hurting and dealing with loss. Then you want that card to be extra special.

My dear friend and her children have suffered a shocking and unfathomable loss.  I struggled with how to make this card. My friend has such a vibrant and lively personality. At first I thought I wanted to make the card full of color. But I kept coming back to the classic look of black and white. I added a small splash of color by adding the translucent green sparkler button. To me, green is a sign of life.  While this is a time of sorrow, it is also a time to celebrate the life they shared.

The stamped image and sentiment are heat embossed.  Once I created the card, then came the really hard part..... writing the message in the card. It's so hard to express in words all that we feel and all the support that we offer. I hope that when this card reaches her, she and her family can find some comfort.

Products used: Spellbinders: Radiant Rectangles, Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals, Scalloped Ovals; Stamps: Inkadinkado (tree), My Sentiments Exactly; Cardstock: American Crafts; Ribbon: May Arts; Button: Websters

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Thinking of You

A new Card Caravan has started at The Hybrid Chick. I'm the host this time around. I've picked a really easy theme. All you have to do is create a card of cheer.  Easy-peasy, right?  Any card that is meant to bring happiness and cheer will fit this theme.

I used the digital kit Call on Me by Kimeric Kreations to create my hybrid card. I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the heart doily. It is an element in the digi kit. I traced it, them printed and cut it.  The Silhouette did an amazing job with the fine details.

The flowers are a mix of Prima and Petaloo that I have had in my stash for quite some time.  The ribbon is May Arts.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are a few Valentine cards that I created. I just love this adorable owl. It's going to my niece who I think will really appreciate the purple and pink!!  This cute owl holds it's own Valentine posing the question "Whooo Loves You?" So of course on the inside of the card.....

.... is the answer!!

I'm blessed to have a lot of young men in my life, so the Valentine's can't be all pink and dainty!  I've created this one for my nephew. He's gearing up for baseball season right now. I hope this card is a "hit" with him!

I did the baseball player as a cut through to the layer beneath.

And here are a few more that I created:

These last few were made quick and easy using my Silhouette Cameo and shapes from the Silhouette store.

These are going out to some very special people in my life. I'm sending wishes your way too. Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bella Blvd and Prima Prize Pack!!

At Scrap n' Art Magazine we are having a little Pin it to Win it contest. And the prize is an amazing pack from Bella Blvd and Prima!!!  It includes papers, button packs and washi tape from Bella Blvd as well as some coordinating flower packs from Prima Marketing!!

All you need to do to enter is to become a follower of Scrap n' Art Magazine on Pinterest.  You can find us here (http://pinterest.com/scrapnartmag/).  Then repin this pin!  Easy!!!  But you've got to do so by February 28, 2013. So go follow us and Pin It To Win It!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Lion's Heart

Over at The Hybrid Chick, we've started another Card Caravan. This time around the theme is to use hearts.  We'd love to see you join in with your paper or hybrid projects, so stop by!

I made this card using the digital paper pack A Lil' Bit Girly by Wishing Well Creations.  I went a little crazy with hearts on my card! With the exception of the straight piece to the tail and the googly eyes, everything else on the lion is made from hearts. I cut 8 hearts from brown paper and embossed them to create the main.  A smaller embossed brown heart made the tip of the tail. Two small brown hearts are the inner ears and a third one makes the nose.

3 hearts cut from yellow paper made the face and body/legs.  Two smaller yellow hearts make up the ears.

I inked the edges of the papers to help add depth and dimension.  Double sided foam adhesive helps to pop the lion on the front of the card.  I thought this little critter would make a great Valentine Card!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

Are you ready for some football?  We are!  Even though none of our favorite teams are in the Super Bowl, our family is still looking forward to the game today!  We l-o-v-e football in our house!!  So we've done a bit of decorating.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably recognize these projects.  The 3D football and Super Bowl Banner (above) are hybrid projects that I made for the 2011 Super Bowl. They've been used over and over again in our house for Super Bowl and birthday parties and sometimes for just a special Sunday football day!   I used the digi kit Grid Iron Grit by Quirky Twerp. You can find the original post here with a link to a tutorial.

The subway art in the frame is a free printable that I found here.

I made these for this season's Sunday Night Football opener between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  (Our favorite teams!). You can read more about it at this post.

I found the printable name tag for the cups here.

I hope you have a Super Sunday!!

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